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Discussion in 'General Aquascaping and Planted Tank Discussions' started by dzanan, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. dzanan

    dzanan New Member

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    did something with the right corner :)
     

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    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi dzanan, Looking Better;)Think substrate could have been higher and coming from LH side glass flowing down and out ;) But is hard to change when Scape up and running :( DW could be moved more to the left;) As to lotus i would take out it as you said less light at the back and when lotus grows it will shade out the light even more Took one out of my tank for same reason Love the plant but just gets to big in a short time Your RH side planting if filling out nicely As is your ground cover plants:)
     
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    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi dzanan, We Were posting at the same time ;) What have you done To RH side Removed lotus or Gave the plants a trim ????
     
  4. dzanan

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    moved Rubin to mid-ground, directly under lights, next to the glass at right. lotus will leave, now made up my mind. I won't throw it, my friend can use it, as same as others that I kicked out. I will make a new pic , as soon as I trim rotalla and remove the lotus
     
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    dzanan

    I have shown you the 4 focal points (red dots) and you are very close

    Can you lift the back LH corner 8-10cm this will only lift the DW about 5cm if that.

    Bottom RH corner DW a very good position, it points to the lowest point in your Aquascape.

    I have been thinking of a few small3-4cm to medium 6-8cm sized smooth neurtal coloured river stones scattered in and around the DW.​

    I would like to hear a few other opinions on that.​



    Keith:):)
     
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  6. dzanan

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    Thanks Keith !

    Yesterday I pushed DW 4-5 cm back to the left and I liked it immediately. The way it stands on the pic above, seemed bit too central to me. Now it looks much better. Unbelievable that just a few cm can make such a difference.
    I fully agree with additional lifting. From the moment I did it first time, there was this feeling that I needed "something" more. However, I will have to think of the two obstacles in that case. First is not real obstacle, but I am afraid if the mess/efforts needed are really necessary or worthwhile - I would need to cut the top of the vertical branch, it is already touching the ceiling. Second obstacle is the draining pipe in the LH corner. It is already on its' shortest length. I am not sure if I feel like cutting it :) . Also, there is no possibility of moving it to the right corner.
    What I did yesterday and I can "see" how will it look like when grows: replaced Rubin with Myrio, also making some more space for it, moved Rubin to mid-ground (hope there will be more light) next to the glass in RH corner. Took the Lotus out. Rotalla needs to be trimmed :).
     
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    dzanan

    Is it the white box LH corner?

    What is the reason it cannot be moved?

    If you were to cut it how much would have to cut off?

    A few more detailed photos might help.

    Cannot be done never heard of it some one might come up with some think for you.

    Keith:):)
     
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    yap, the light grey box is the pump. my tank has integrated pump and filter in the cover/top and can not be turned :(
     

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    dzanan

    I had a very similar set up with the Jebo 75cm

    I just took it out and set up a Canister filter.

    Honestly I do not think it will make that much difference you cut off all it will do is make it easier for the small pump in that filter.

    How much would you have to cut off?

    Keith:):)
     
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    now it is 1 cm above the ground, meaning cutting 5+ cm
    will see if I can find some plastic tube of same width, surely doesn't have to be in aqua shop :)
     
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    So...
    LH corner:
    I am considering removing the moss (marked yellow) from one tiny branch. I think I will get better look since there will be some contrast between that branch and dark leaves in background.
    Glandulosa started regaining its' beautiful dark red, already after few days. Now it is 10 cm closer to the light.
    Added one small root-looking DW (marked red). I think it would look great if I add one or two more (marked blue), provided I find something suitable that would nicely integrate. Than it would imitate roots.

    Middle: I will divide the Myrio soon

    RH:
    I intend to plant Cryptocoryne wendtii tropica in pink marked area.
    Trimmed Rotalla in three heights. I am not sure if it is the right way. I will see how it behaves, at least that fellow grows fast and will be plenty of time to correct.

    Dear Lord, it looks so much more empty on the photo than in real life (n)
    Heat finally over, yesterday we were boiling at 40C, now it is beautiful 21 !
     

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    dzanan

    That is a great improvement all ready.

    Next and most important step is do "NOTHING" for a few months (well maybe a little trimming) and see how the tank develops.

    During that time think about what you would like and can do to improve your tank.

    Keith:):)
     
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    thanks a million to both of you guys. I really needed some tips here :)
     
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    Its been a pleasure helping you especially the "Thanks"

    Keith:):)
     
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    Hi dzanan, Time to sit back and Admire your Scape :D
     
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    Keith ! The pleasure is all mine !
    Greenfinger, I am affraid there are "few" days before I reach the point of admiration hehehe.
    But, honestly guys...as I said I am really green in this and needed some "know-how" hints, like the thing with lifting the DW :rolleyes: for example !
     
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    I don't know if this is proper thread. Apologies in advance. But I have a small request for Keith :)

    Dear Keith,

    I have been seeing your comments and have been very impressed the way you reply in each thread with comprehensive details. :)
    If possible, would you be kind and please share us your journal? I searched, maybe not properly, but I couldn't find your projects here.

    Thanks in advance!! :)

    Regards,
    Mahantesh
     
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    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Mahantesh, Go to journals Scroll down to select pages go to page 29 Keith 75cm Bow front tank is there:D Sorry to butt in but don't think Keith will mind;)
     
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    Thanks a lot, Roy :) :)

    I'll soon checkout his post!!
     
  20. keithgh

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    I have pointed him to where I am rewriting that Journal plus the Terrarium.

    Lets hope we see him there.

    Keith:):)
     
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